Friday, 9 March 2012

Winter Trees and Warm Wishes From Heidelberg




This is my card from Albrecht in Germany.  It really shouts of stark cold winter.  Albrecht is a true master draughtsman and it is such a privilege to receive something like this. On the reverse he has taken time to show step by step, how he builds up the composition to it's final stage.  I have learnt so much by looking at it, such as how the pencil should move and twist to produce the twigs.



Winter can sometimes seem a gloomy time of year for artists, but it's a great time to draw trees. The bare branches have so much character. Thank you so much Albrecht, it's a wonderful final card!


8 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wow - a sketch and a step by step tutorial!

lois said...

Very soft and sensitive sketch; gives the feeling of being there.

Bridget Hunter said...

I'm very envious - what a wonderful card to have for your own.

Pat said...

Great postcard Albrecht, I want my very own tutorial, too. I enjoy seeing the use of the pencil. Albrecht, did you get the ArtGraf?

Cathy Gatland said...

What a great idea to show how it was made - love how the branch twists away in such a three dimensional way

Albrecht Rissler said...

Yes Pat, I got ArtGraf graphite materials. A friend brought me a small box from Madeira. Very interesting stuff. Nice design...
Cathy, one of the best drawing of a tree I've ever seen is the »The Orchard« of Andrew Wyeth. It shows the half of an apple tree (and Helga..). Wyeth is a wonderful drawer. The best of his drawings are in »Wyeth at Kuerners«. A great book.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Brilliant idea, beautifully executed but it's what we've come to expect from you, Albrecht. Lucky, lucky Alison.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful and original albrecht!
Ronelle

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